• GeekoCFD,  Linux,  openSUSE

    Goodbye GeekoCFD

    I created GeekoCFD (first release on September 2nd, 2010) with the idea of simplifying the adoption of openSUSE for computing and, in particular, for computational fluid dynamics. It included one of the most popular open-source tools for computational fluid dynamics, OpenFOAM®, computer algebra systems such as octave and wxMaxima, and integrated development environments as Eclipse, in addition to a set libraries commonly used in HPC. At the time when I started to work on GeekoCFD, these packages were either not available on openSUSE, or difficult to build on it, while they were readily available on competing distributions. SUSE Studio, a web-based and user-friendly tool to build customizes Linux images in…

  • CFD,  GeekoCFD,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD – Status update

    Currently, GeekoCFD images are not available on SUSE Studio, and an error 500 page is shown. I am looking into the cause of this. This may be related to the migration of SUSE Studio to Studio Express. Please, stay tuned for status updates. Updates (reverse chronological order) Latest update, Dec. 26th, 2017: GeekoCFD project ends. See the announcement. Update Dec 8th, 2017: It was announced that SUSE Studio will be shutdown on Feb. 15th, 2018. Official announcement from Studio developers here. Update Dec. 2nd, 2017: The migration of GeekoCFD to the Studio Express infrastructure is still ongoing. At the moment, several attempts to perform the migration have not been successful…

  • CFD,  GeekoCFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM

    GeekoCFD 7.1.0 now available!

    I am pleased to announce the availability of GeekoCFD 7.0.1. This release brings updated packages to GeekoCFD, and is based on openSUSE Leap 42.1, as GeekoCFD 7.0.0. The following major changes were made: Updated packages OpenFOAM® 3.0.x from the OpenFOAM Foundation gmsh 2.13.1 eclipse neon System changes Removed custom configuration of the installer (control.xml) because now unnecessary. Thanks to Carlos F. Lange, who reported this to me. Enjoy 🙂 This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software and owner of the OPENFOAM® and OpenCFD® trade marks. Alberto Passalacqua is not associated to OpenCFD Ltd.

  • CFD,  GeekoCFD,  Linux,  OpenFOAM,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 7.0.0 is here!

    I am pleased to announce the availability of GeekoCFD 7.0.0. This release is based on openSUSE Leap 42.1, the new release of openSUSE based on the core of SUSE Linux Enterprise, and enjoys long-term support (and a beautiful artwork!). GeekoCFD 7.0.0 also brings the following major changes: Updated features UEFI and secure boot support enabled on USB disk images and Live DVD (not virtual formats). This change may make the specified images unbootable on systems which do not support UEFI and secure boot. Updated packages OpenFOAM® 3.0.x from the OpenFOAM Foundation gmsh 2.11.0 eclipse mars 1 Removed packages meshlab (no maintainer for the RPM) petsc (updated versions can be easily…

  • CFD,  GeekoCFD,  General,  Linux,  OpenFOAM

    WEP Workshop at KAUST

    Last week I had the opportunity of visiting KAUST, and take part to the Winter Enrichment Program, organizing a seminar on Open-Source Software for Computational Engineering with a colleague and friend Matteo Icardi, who was my host at KAUST. It was a wonderful experience, KAUST is an impressive campus, and the students were very interested in how to use free and open-source software to solve complex engineering problems. We talked about the founding principles of free software, and of the differences in comparison to open-source software. Then we had an introduction to engineering tools. A lot of fun! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • GeekoCFD,  Linux,  openSUSE

    GeekoCFD 6.3.0 is here!

    I am pleased to announce the release of GeekoCFD 6.3.0, which includes the latest updates for openSUSE 13.1 from the official repository, and a few additional packages such as eigen, gromacs and meshlab. Additionally, VirtualBox add-ons are now installed by default, as well as openmpi-devel. This release obsoletes all the previous releases of GeekoCFD, whose users are invited to update to GeekoCFD 6.3.0. GeekoCFD 6.2.0 was an internal release, and was never released. It is also time to look at numbers. Since I released it, GeekoCFD 64-bit has clearly been the most downloaded version of GeekoCFD. GeekoCFD (64-bit) 5444 downloads 193 clones 65 comments GeekoCFD text mode 120 downloads 10…